Across the world and also in our country there are many Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in various fields. Here, I am presenting the case of “Society for Assam Agri-Horticultural Development” locally popular as “SAAHDEV” a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) located in Guwahati which is working for the development of rural farming communities […]
Dr. Shankar Chatterjee
This is Dr Shankar Chatterjee, retired on superannuation from the post of Professor & Head (CPME) from NIRD&PR, an organization of Govt. of India. I have published 32 books (individual and joint) and around 500 plus research papers, articles, letters. In addition, more than 1000 comments/views uploaded in the Digital column of different leading newspapers such as The Times of India, The Hindu etc.
I have travelled across India for research studies and for other academic works, also visited Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Italy, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Namibia, Sri Lanka etc. as resource person. And for other purposes, I was in Austria, Germany, England, China, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Vatican City, Egypt, Yemen, Qatar, etc. In Rome, FAO, my research paper was appreciated and then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri Rajsekhar Reddy Sir called me and greeted me. I have represented Assam State Hockey Team in All India Junior National Hockey and acted in a Telugu cinema.
In January 2019, I have received Life Time Achievement Award under the banner of International Academic Excellence Awards -2019, from EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust), Tamil Nadu, India.
Nikhat Zareen young girl of Telangana (born June 1996) has recently won the gold medal in Istanbul, Turkey where World Boxing Championship (2022) was recently held. It is pertinent to mention that on 19 May 2022, Zareen won the gold medal in the 52 kilograms, Flyweight category at the Women’s World […]
On this International Nurses Day on 12 May, I offer my salute to all Nurses including Florence Nightingale as when I was born (a little more than 65 years ago) in addition to others a nurse took care of me to take a breath in this world. So, I have […]
Padmabhusan Manna Dey was born on 1 May 1919 in present Kolkata the day which coincides with International Labour Day. By reading Manna Dey’s life, I have understood for reaching the zenith there is no shortcut to hard labour. In India, from time to time many great singers were born […]
Every year 22 April is celebrated as Earth Day across the world. Earth Day symbolizes the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The theme of this year Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet. We all are surviving and eking out our livelihoods from […]
While discussing the contribution of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar saheb (popularly known as Dr B.R. Ambedkar/Babasaheb) volumes are required to write as his massive contribution in all fields are assets to Indians. I wish to quote a line that has greatly motivated me. “Life should be great rather than long”, […]
The forests are important for human lives as ‘concrete jungle’ cannot provide fresh oxygen and cannot absorb carbon dioxide. In this regard, I wish to highlight the great personality of India and the noble soul of Dr. G.B.K. Rao, the Chairman cum Managing Director of Pragati Resorts in Hyderabad, a […]
On 28 January 2022 in the wee hours, our country lost a great Professor, an erudite scholar and kind-hearted down to earth person, popularly known as Professor R. Radhakrishna. Prof. Radhakrishna is a prolific researcher, respected teacher, able academic administrator, and notable institution builder. I had the opportunity to interact on […]
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was a great patriot and selfless leader and popularly known as Netaji. His immense contribution to the freedom movement was highlighted in Congress’s marginal way. This year, it’s Netaji’s 125 birth anniversary, and rightly the Government of India has declared that the Day will be celebrated as the Parakram […]
January a Great month in the world: 12 January Birthday day of Swami Vivekananda also National Youth Day
January month is popular across the world for various reasons. January is celebrated across the world as the English New Year. Also all over the Ramakrishna Missions in the world, this day (1 January) is celebrated as Kalpataru Day. In the world, many Orthodox Christians celebrate 7 January as Christmas […]
This interesting incident has taken place in the state of Andhra Pradesh. We all know many people do not repay even bank loans or loans for various reasons including intentionally. According to the Economic Times, 9 February 2021 (online edition) in India ‘top 100 wilful defaulters owe Rs. 84,632 crore to banks […]
On 15 December 2021, I had the opportunity to visit Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park which is located in Golaghat district, Assam. Kaziranga is world famous for one horned rhino. It is known to all that tourists from different parts of the world visit the Kaziranga National Park to […]
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was a genius person, a great human being, a legendary music maestro, lyricist, writer, composer, film director, and producer. He is popularly known as the “Bard of Brahmaputra”. Although he left for heavenly abode on 5 November 2011 in Mumbai at the age of 85, he is […]
By working as an academician in an organisation of the Government of India I have the opportunity to visit across India including many many rural areas and also many foreign countries (now I am retired on superannuation). Here, I will present a few facts based on the Bihus of Assam. Three Bihus […]
In the music world of India when names are discussed one of the great names is Sachin Dev Burman who is popularly known as SD Burman. He was born on 1 October 1906 in Comilla of present-day Bangladesh and passed away on 31 October 1975 in Mumbai. He was born […]